The A.V. Club Launches Short Film Contest with a Top Prize of $10K
The A.V. Club has launched a short film competition called Parameter, which is sort of a mix between Dogme 95 and Iron Chef.
All entries must be a 3-7 minute film that deals with the theme of escaping from an everyday existence. The real catch is that all five of these parameters must also be met:
- Your film may not be a spoof of TV or film.
- Your film must feature the sound of a popping bottle, but the bottle must be off screen.
- Your film must be in color, and use only original music.
- Your film must contain the line, “Wait a minute… The answer will come to me.”
- Your film's main character may be boring at the beginning, but not at the end.
Plus three more of the parameters of your choice on the list found here must be met as well.
There are three submission periods: July 2-August 10, August 11-September 19, and September 20-October 29. The earlier you submit, the better your chances of becoming a quarter-finalist. The grand prize is $10,000.
Read more about the rules here.